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Every year, the Mastercard Foundation Scholars program welcomes new undergraduates and graduates from sub-Saharan Africa to Michigan State University's campus. These Scholars have demonstrated academic talent and have a personal commitment to give back to their countries.

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Simpson Kamugisha

Cohort: 2016
Country: Uganda
Level of Study: Graduate
Major: Social Work
College: College of Social Science
Biography: Simpson Kamugisha is a graduate student majoring in Organization and Community Leadership. In his major he focuses on Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Prevention. Simpson is an active advocate against domestic violence for women and children within Uganda. He spends his time writing, recording songs and filming videos that encourage people to speak out, report and stop violence and human trafficking. Recently, he started conducting research on areas related to domestic violence and wants to come up with the right preventive measures focusing on Uganda. Simpson believes in peace, human rights and justice. He is looking forward to making an impact on his areas of study using professional skills at the macro level and his interpersonal skills.
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